Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Beautiful Web Type Combinations

    Beautiful Web Type Combinations

    Fonts have become great favorites of the customers, with relatively little effort you can achieve a lot – at least if you understand some of the typography and use solutions that are easy to implement. In this context, I had experiences with own fonts from designers and the costs are not in proportion to the […]

  • Don’t use strlen()

    Don’t use strlen()

    Each time I see someone use strlen() I cringe. It will break. Despite its name, strlen() doesn’t count characters. It counts bytes. In UTF-8 a character may be up to four bytes long. So what happens if we use strlen() and its companion substr() to shorten the title of post? <?php # -*- coding: utf-8 […]

  • WP_List_Table – a step by step guide

    WP_List_Table – a step by step guide

    Throughout WordPress the class WP_List_Table is used to display data, e.g. users, plugins, comments, or posts. The class contains almost all necessary methods for displaying, sorting, paginating, and searching data and and what is more obvious than to use it for your own plugins? This article tries to give you a comprehensive walk-through all necessary […]

  • We’ve Lost A Very Good Friend, WordPress Enthusiast And An Important Part Of WPEngineer!

    We’ve Lost A Very Good Friend, WordPress Enthusiast And An Important Part Of WPEngineer!

    Sadness has descended on WPEngineer last week. Michael Preuß, one of our WPEngineer Team, died suddenly after a short illness and after a memorable life. Frank and I are still in shock and we can’t realize that Michael left us without saying goodbye. He leaves a big gap in our life. He was not only […]

  • Stop SOPA!

    What is this all about: Help Stop SOPA/PIPA Turn off your website on January 18th for 12 hours. Simple and fast solution for turn the website off; use the Plugin WP Maintenance Mode, original for the activation of the maintenance mode; but its easy for this requirement. As useful; the plugin send an 503 Service […]

  • Best Practice for Multilanguage WordPress Content? New Plugin!

    Best Practice for Multilanguage WordPress Content? New Plugin!

    Since the beginning of WordPress the desire to publish the content in different languages is huge. But the topic can quickly become complex, because not only the rendering of content in the form of text in different languages ​​is an issue, we also have to take care of the meta data for content, for images […]